Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Afghanistan Women’s Football Team Trained in Lisbon

The 26 team members took part in their first practice at the “City of Football” complex in the Portuguese capital.​ “We were so happy and when we saw the football field we couldn’t believe we could play football again. One of my friends said to me, ‘hey, Banin I can’t …

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Journalist Survived Shooting Attack in Afghanistan

Gunmen on motorbikes brandish small firearms and shoot a television journalist in his car in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The journalist was hurt. Ali Reza Sharifi, journalist Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), survived Friday’s attack (29/10) night, deputy Taliban spokesman, Bilal Karimi, told Associated Press. “We are investigating to …

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US Gives $144 Million to Afghanistan for Humanitarian Aid

The United States announced Thursday it will provide nearly $144 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where millions of people could face acute hunger this winter if aid doesn’t arrive soon. National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said in a statement that US assistance would be directed through independent …

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Afghanistan to Face Severe Food Crisis

Despite being an agricultural country, Afghanistan has never been able to produce enough food for its people. This year’s lack of rainfall has worsened the country’s food security, forcing it to rely heavily on imports. Not only that. As the drought also affected its neighboring countries, Afghanistan was forced to …

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Afghanistan Begins to Face Food Scarcity

Afghanistan is now facing acute food shortages as the dry season, COVID-19 outbreak and economic sanctions concurrently. These factors force Afghanistan to depend on imports. Despite being an agricultural country, Afghanistan has never been able to produce enough food for its people. This year’s lack of rainfall has worsened the …

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Pakistan and Afghanistan Optimistic to Eradicate Polio

FLY — Pakistan and Afghanistan, two countries that still have the disease that cripples children, on Sunday (24/10) marked World Polio Day amid excitement and hope for eradicating the disease. The two neighboring countries are a bloc where the disease is endemic. However, each country has detected only one case …

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UN Prepares Polio Vaccination Campaign for Children in Afghanistan

UN agencies are preparing a polio vaccination campaign for all children under the age of five in Afghanistan, a country where the potentially disabling disease persists despite more than 30 years of polio campaigning and nearly eradicated worldwide. Doses of the vaccine will begin to be administered in Afghanistan on …

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Afghanistan on the brink of poverty under the Taliban

Usually during this time of year all the bricks in the factory outside Kabul will be sold. Now they have more than 2 million unsold bricks. When the Taliban came to power, they found the Afghan economy rapidly approaching the brink of collapse. They are faced with dire predictions of …

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